Just hours before the PlayStation 4s European release, Sony has announced that its temporarily turning off some of the consoles features to ensure a smooth experience for consumers. Following the successful launch of PS4 in North America on the 15th November, we have seen an unprecedented influx of players onto PSN, the company posted on its European blog today. When we launch in Europe on Friday, once again, we are expecting record sales and record numbers of people logging onto PSN at similar times, alongside the North American players already on PSN. Following PS4s American debut, the PlayStation Network experienced service interruptions and various other issues thanks to the increased traffic. As such, both features being disabled are powered by PSN: first is the Whats New section, which tells PS4 users what their friends have been doing or playing with their console.